Biology

Eucidaris metularia is a bottom dwelling omnivore, a scavenger that feeds on sedentary organisms and macroalgae.

Eucidaris metularia has structures that assist its lifestyle

  • powerful set of toothed jaws
    • uses to feedĀ 
  • spines
    • to move across the sedimentĀ 
    • to protect it against predatorsĀ 
    • to provide it with camouflage, as they often become heavily encrusted by algae.